Planning a Swimming Pool

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by dingdong » August 17, 2017, 5:05 pm

Marcosteffano
You mention that electricity is cheaper at night ? How is that???

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by UdonThaniPete » August 17, 2017, 5:12 pm

[quote=dingdong post_id=493012 time=1502964159 user_id=29308

The logic behind putting in a private pool in ones yard is because "I want to" It is not "I need one " but is "I WANT ONE"
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Absolutely agreed, I am so happy I went ahead with mine, biggest advise I would give is finding a good contractor, I done a whole lot of research before going ahead and found a great company based here in Udon.

Here's a vid showing start to finish installation, it took a total of 3 days and as good today as when installed.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FLGtAqJHi-Q
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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by 747man » August 17, 2017, 5:22 pm

dingdong wrote:
August 17, 2017, 5:05 pm
Marcosteffano
You mention that electricity is cheaper at night ? How is that???
It IS Yer know Dingdong, As it's a CHEAPER Tariff It's called " Off Peak "... :shock: :D :D

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by Fatone » August 17, 2017, 5:25 pm

That looks fantastic UTPete. Care to tell us the finished cost?

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by UdonThaniPete » August 17, 2017, 5:33 pm

Fatone wrote:
August 17, 2017, 5:25 pm
That looks fantastic UTPete. Care to tell us the finished cost?
Thank you Fatone, it was 3 years ago now, but I believe it cost us around 800k Baht, that was for the pool and lighting, in pool jacuzzi , "AA" Italian tiles around the pool and all the pebble dashing Walkways.
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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by Nigglyb » August 17, 2017, 6:24 pm

Udon Map wrote:
August 17, 2017, 2:44 pm
Take beer. Sure, one buys it; but in reality, you only rent it for a relatively short bit of time.
Nice analogy. I don't drink so I'm off to rent some Sprite for a few hours ;)
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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by Fatone » August 17, 2017, 8:16 pm

Not bad UTPete, you would pay that just for the landscaping here in oz. Probably the most beautiful private pool I have seen. Hope you are getting lots of use from it

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by UdonThaniPete » August 17, 2017, 8:27 pm

Fatone wrote:
August 17, 2017, 8:16 pm
Not bad UTPete, you would pay that just for the landscaping here in oz. Probably the most beautiful private pool I have seen. Hope you are getting lots of use from it
Thank you again Fatone, we certainly make lots of use of it, you are always welcome to come and have a cold one and have a look at it!. Cheers.
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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by bluejets » August 18, 2017, 5:26 am

dingdong wrote:
August 17, 2017, 5:05 pm
Marcosteffano
You mention that electricity is cheaper at night ? How is that???
As he said " time of use ". Most countries have cheap (or rather these day a little bit cheaper) electricity at night due to lesser damand at that time. Usually controlled via pulse relays from the supply authority. Only drawback is you are comitted to run at that time, no other, and in many cases equipment has to be hard wired. Depends on where you are. Don't know if night rate exists in los but can't really imagine a smart meter lasting too long hanging off a pole in the rain like the old warburton frankie type. I have to go with the " pool is a hole in the ground one burns money" squad .

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by dingdong » August 18, 2017, 6:13 am

The wife owns a room for rent place and when she replaces an electric meter I can assure you it is not a pulse meter (I have never heard of and wouldn't know if I saw one)
Therefore again I am assuming that 1 Kilowatt used is 1 kilowatt paid for either in the day or night here in Thai

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by Fatone » August 18, 2017, 7:42 am

Thanks UTPete, I look forward to it when I finally ge there. stuck in Oz at the moment

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by Marcosteffano » August 18, 2017, 8:39 am

dingdong wrote:
August 17, 2017, 5:05 pm
Marcosteffano
You mention that electricity is cheaper at night ? How is that???
It's an electric rate from PEA.i pay about 4.25b per kw for domestic supply that's at 30amps.the TOU rate is 2.7b a kw from 10pm-9am then around 5b during the day.alls good and well if you have just a pool to run in the night with a big pump.the problem is they only do a 15 amp supply and as I'm building 2 apartments next to the pool and sharing the supply between pool and apartments I now need 30amp supply.to get the most out of it you would need to have things like air con at night, pool pump at night,maybe water well on topping storage tanks on at night.washing machine on after 10 and before 7am.so due to me needing a 30amp meter I'm now stuck.also you need a house book for each supply and meter,which I have.i have the same problem with the house as it's a shared supply with a bungalow else I would be on the cheap rate TOU.

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by Marcosteffano » August 18, 2017, 9:07 am

Alchai wrote:
August 23, 2013, 3:09 pm
I'm currently planning on building a pool in the coming dry period and I am having difficulty making up my mind on most things regarding the build. One item is an idea I have of putting a roof over the pool. My reasons for this are:
- Protetcion from sun on skin
- Protection from rain water mixing with the pool water
- Protection from sun breaking down the chlorine

Another problem is actually deciding on what type of pool to buy.

If anyone wants to comment these or other items regarding swimmimg pools please do so.

Thanks!
my advice is build a small one,cheap to run and maintain.dont use anyone but thailandswimmingpool.com his names Chris and will give you good honest advice about everything.dont and I repeat don't use a franchised company run by Thai.they will do nothing but get you to sign a contract and stitch you up.hes the best by far.6x4 metre pool is a nice size and no deeper than 1.8m either tiled or fibreglass.dont get liner my pal ain't very happy with his new one.salt chlorinator too.just contact Chris.thais will just dump a pool in with lovely clear water and head off into the sunset.he will take you through the whole process of maintainance and return to see the job has worked out.the advice from people with pools that aren't happy are the ones who's set up are making it hard work and costly and probably don't use them enough.

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by Marcosteffano » August 19, 2017, 1:48 am

That's it the 1.1.2 plan I think.theyve got so many but it's all a game really as if you use too much it's a different rate.all swings and roundabouts,twist n turns.nothing simple in Thailand.if I wanted 3 meters at a hundred kw to my house in the uk the power company would say go for it big boy,use the whole grid if you like.here it's a different kettle of fish.just to have solar is like committing a crime and punishable by death.ive beentrying to get my second meter rate down to domestic rate for a month.got told I need new meter,maybe new cable.why I have 2 meters at 30 amps each .just go on computer and changer rate.no can do,so mrs went in every day for a week and they said oh this first time we do this.not know how to do.anyway it's done now but I'm likely to wake up next week with two meters and poles missing..

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